Philip, Elizabeth (died c. 1536)

Third Duke of Buckingham, 1478-1521. Third Duke of Buckingham, 1478-1521.

Elizabeth Philip was an embroiderer and silkwoman living in London in the first half of the sixteenth century. She made and dealt in silk trimmings and accessories, as well as making embroidered costumes for court events over a period of at least 26 years.

In about 1518, “Mistress Philipps, embroideress” was given an annuity of ten marks by the Duke of Buckingham, sharing it with a man called John Haslewood. She appeared often in the duke’s accounts in 1519. From 1519 onwards Elizabeth Philip and Christiana Warren regularly made items for the royal court, including silk ribbons, hoses, red silk cords, headdresses of damask gold, embroideries, and so forth. She also provided silk items to Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII of England.

Digital source (retrieved 21 March 2016).

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 25 June 2016).


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